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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Carl.

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How Far From Carl to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Carl to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Carl to:

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carl to Summersville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,085 miles [9,792.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,795 miles [10,935.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,671 miles [7,517.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carl ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Carl.

While the name Carl is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for Carl, Cullman County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cullman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Barrow County

Our profile page for Carl, Barrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the South Southwest

Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Carl, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Carl, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Carl, Pottawatomie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pottawatomie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for Carl, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the West

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Carl, Berrien County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Harmon County

Our profile page for Carl, Harmon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the West

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Carl, Williamson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Williamson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Carl, Navarro County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Navarro County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Travis County

Our profile page for Carl, Travis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carl ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bruce   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Carl   [Map]
Duo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grassy Falls   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hominy Falls   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jetsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leslie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nutterville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Orient Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Carl. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carl) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carl. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1107, Longitude: -80.6845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carl have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Carl to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.094 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.83 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.536 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Carl could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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This page was last modified: 15 Sep 2018
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